Sarasota's Beef & Broccoli Over Rice

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"After a few experiments; and a mix of a few recipes; this was the end result. It's isn't anything difficult, but the flavors are something I really enjoy! Now, I prefer to serve this over white rice; but, feel free to serve it as you like. But don't skip marinating the steak in the corn starch slurry ... It is really what gives the steak a nice crust when it is seared. Also, the cut you decide to use, can really make a big difference. I know many people like to use a round steak for stir fry recipes; but, I just don't feel that it is tender enough. I really prefer a sirloin or strip. You will be happy you paid a bit more for a tender piece of beef. Cook time, does include time to marinate the steak, and cook the rice."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (489.1 g)
  • Calories 682.2
  • Total Fat - 32.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 81.6 mg
  • Sodium - 2741.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 64.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 9.6 g
  • Protein - 33.6 g
  • Calcium - 136.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 89.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

RICE: Since the rice will take a lot longer than the beef; plan to start that as the beef marinates.

Step 2

BEEF MARINADE: Add the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and corn starch to a bowl, and mix to combine. Add the beef, toss, cover with plastic wrap; and, let it marinate on the counter for 30 minutes. TIP: To get the steak cut in thin strips; freeze it first - just for 15-20 minutes until it is firm - it will be much easier to cut in thin strips.

Step 3

VEGETABLES: Prepare the vegetables and set them to the side. The stir fry is very quick cooking; so, make sure the vegetables are all ready to go.

Step 4

Sauce ... Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, broth, red pepper flakes, corn starch, and water to a small cup or bowl, and mix to combine; then, set to the side.

Step 5

STIR-FRY: Now, a wok is by far the perfect pan for this. But a good non stick or heavy pan will work fine. You need to get it to high heat; otherwise, your beef and vegetables will just steam - which is NOT what you want. You want to get a good sear, or crust, on the beef.

Step 6

Bring your pan up to high heat, then add 2 teaspoons of canola oil. Next, add the beef with any sauce in the bowl, to the hot pan; and stir often, until you get a nice sear on the beef. This will NOT take very long; and yes, the heat should be high (maybe a couple of minutes), is all it takes. Then, remove the beef, to a plate and cover to keep warm.

Step 7

VEGETABLES: To the same pan, add the peanut and sesame oil; then, add the broccoli, onions, and peppers; reduce the heat to medium high, and continue to stir often. You want the broccoli, onions, and peppers tender - about 3-4 minutes. You don't want the vegetables too big, or they will take too long to cook; you also want them to be crisp tender, not too soft.

Step 8

SAUCE: Add the sauce and the cooked beef to the vegetables, toss, and cook another minute or two to let the sauce thicken. If it seems a bit thick, you can add a bit more water or broth, if necessary. Taste for seasoning - you may want to add a bit more salt or pepper.

Step 9

Serve and ENJOY! ... Serve over the rice, along with a fresh salad, for a quick weeknight dinner. Fresh grilled peaches or pineapple is a great side dish.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Lori Mama

Delicious. I added some mushrooms, as my husband really likes them.

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(16 Jan 2015)